Header

WE LOST THE SKYLINE

Porcupine Tree

Heavy Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Porcupine Tree We Lost The Skyline album cover
3.33 | 196 ratings | 14 reviews | 17% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy PORCUPINE TREE Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Live, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Sky Moves Sideways (4:02)
2. Even Less (3:27)
3. Stars Die (4:33)
4. Waiting (3:52)
5. Normal (4:52)
6. Drown With Me (4:09)
7. Lazarus (4:29)
8. Trains (4:04)

Total Time: 32:08

Lyrics

Search PORCUPINE TREE We Lost The Skyline lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search PORCUPINE TREE We Lost The Skyline tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Steven Wilson / acoustic and electric guitars, vocals
- John Wesley / electric guitar, backing vocals

Releases information

CD: Transmission
Vinyl: Tonefloat Records

Thanks to synesthetize for the addition
and to ProgLucky for the last updates
Edit this entry

PORCUPINE TREE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy PORCUPINE TREE We Lost The Skyline Music


In AbsentiaIn Absentia
Lava 2002
Audio CD$3.95
$2.72 (used)
Fear Of A Blank PlanetFear Of A Blank Planet
KSCOPE 2012
Audio CD$7.87
$6.95 (used)
Stupid DreamStupid Dream
Kscope 2009
Audio CD$10.65
$10.00 (used)
Lightbulb SunLightbulb Sun
Import · Special Edition
Snapper UK 2008
Audio CD$10.05
$9.98 (used)
DeadwingDeadwing
Lava 2005
Audio CD$6.99
$4.99 (used)
Sky Moves SidewaysSky Moves Sideways
Kscope 2009
Audio CD$10.48
$19.20 (used)
The IncidentThe Incident
Roadrunner Records 2009
Audio CD$7.88
$5.77 (used)
SignifySignify
Special Edition
Kscope 2009
Audio CD$10.59
$10.00 (used)
RecordingsRecordings
Special Edition
Kscope 2010
Audio CD$9.14
$6.49 (used)
Stars DieStars Die
Remastered
Kscope 2008
Audio CD$10.10
$15.20 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
STEVEN WILSON Luminol UK RSD 12" vinyl picture disc SEALED/NEW Porcupine Tree US $42.42 Buy It Now 1h 33m
Anesthetize (DVD + Blu-ray), New DVD, Porcupine Tree, Lasse Hoile US $21.98 Buy It Now 1h 36m
PORCUPINE TREE Lightbulb Sun Dutch 180g vinyl 2-LP NEW / SEALED US $67.88 Buy It Now 1h 37m
Porcupine Tree "Fear of a Blank Planet" (CD 2007, Atlantic) Promo Stamp US $14.95 Buy It Now 1h 52m
Porcupine Tree, In Absentia. 180 Gram 33rpm Sealed Vinyl 2LP Set US $79.99 Buy It Now 1h 54m
Porcupine Tree-The Incident (DVD-A w/ bonus material) SEALED US $23.99 Buy It Now 2h 11m
Octane Twisted, Porcupine Tree, New US $18.38 Buy It Now 3h 8m
Porcupine Tree - Recordings (NEW CD) US $20.78 Buy It Now 3h 28m
Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun [Vinyl New] US $54.64 Buy It Now 4h 4m
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (CD 2005) US $7.16 [6 bids]
5h 43m
* Porcupine Tree - Nil Recurring JAPAN w/ OBI US $34.99 Buy It Now 5h 52m
Grace for Drowning STEVEN WILSON ( PORCUPINE TREE ) FREE SHIPPING US $10.19 Buy It Now 6h 12m
RIVERSIDE RAPID EYE MOVEMENT LIM ED OF 1000 PCS YELLOW 2LP SEALED PORCUPINE TREE US $99.00 [0 bids]
6h 58m
RIVERSIDE ADHD LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 PIECES BLUE VINYL SEALED PORCUPINE TREE US $99.00 [0 bids]
6h 58m
PORCUPINE TREE SAMPLER 2002 PROMO LAVA STCD 300954-2 SIX TRACKS PROGRESSIVE US $9.99 Buy It Now 7h
PORCUPINE TREE - INCIDENT - LTD.EDITION DELUXE - STEVEN WILSON 2cd+1dvd+2books US $109.00 Buy It Now 9h 27m
Porcupine Tree - Nil Recurring (2008) CD WITH SLIPCOVER NEW US $11.87 Buy It Now 9h 50m
STEVEN WILSON (porcupine tree) ALL 3 CD DELUXE ED! INSURGENTES, GRACE, THE RAVEN US $595.00 Buy It Now 10h 39m
PORCUPINE TREE LIGHTBULB SUN JAPAN MINI LP HQ CD + DVDAUDIO US $45.80 Buy It Now 11h 28m
Porcupine Tree The Incident Special Edition Boxed set Steven Wilson US $48.99 Buy It Now 12h 56m
I.E.M. ?- (Complete IEM) 4CD BOX SET - Porcupine Tree Steven Wilson NEW RARE US $224.00 Buy It Now 13h
Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree - Self Titled 1st debut autographed booklet NEW US $44.00 Buy It Now 13h 19m
PORCUPINE TREE "Recordings" 2LP 2013 Kscope (Vinyl Album) New Sealed US $33.00 Buy It Now 15h 14m
PORCUPINE TREE Fear Of A Blank Planet JAPAN MINI LP HQ CD + DVD AUDIO IEZP-58 US $49.99 Buy It Now 15h 19m
Porcupine tree-2007 magazine advert US $8.47 Buy It Now 20h 23m
Gazpacho - Bravo 2003 CD marillion porcupine tree free US shipping! US $35.00 [0 bids]
21h 29m
Gazpacho - When Earth Lets Go 2004 CD marillion porcupine tree free US shipping! US $35.00 [0 bids]
21h 29m
Gazpacho - Firebird brand new 2005 CD marillion porcupine tree free US shipping! US $35.00 [0 bids]
21h 31m
Gazpacho - A Night at Loreley 2CD+DVD marillion porcupine tree free US shipping! US $38.00 [0 bids]
21h 31m
Steven Wilson - Cover Version (Porcupine Tree) US $20.28 Buy It Now 23h 10m
Marillion Seasons End UK CD *NEW *Orig 1989 EMI 1st Ed Porcupine Tree Ian Mosley US $21.95 Buy It Now 23h 17m
No-Man (w/Steve Wilson of Porcupine Tree) "wild opera" 3rd stone UK 1st CD album US $12.00 Buy It Now 23h 58m
Pick N Mix Delerium Sampler 2cd Porcupine Tree Dead Flowers Aardvarks US $6.99 Buy It Now 1 day
PORCUPINE TREE Stupid Dream ORIG 2LP BLACK VINYL GATES OF DAWN 011 MINT COPYPROG US $99.99 [1 bids]
1 day
PORCUPINE TREE-THE INCIDENT DELUXE BOX-2CD-DVD-BOOKS-factory sealed US $119.00 Buy It Now 1 day
PORCUPINE TREE - STUPID DREAM (2 DISC DIGIBOOK - KSCOPE128 US $19.57 Buy It Now 1 day
STEVEN WILSON INSURGENTES SEALED CD NEW 2012 PORCUPINE TREE US $5.70 Buy It Now 1 day
Porcupine Tree Octane Twisted 2CDs + DVD Steven Wilson Opeth US $25.00 [0 bids]
1 day
PORCUPINE TREE - DEADWING [CD] [075679381224] - NEW CD US $11.93 Buy It Now 1 day
PORCUPINE TREE - NIL RECURRING NEW CD US $19.43 Buy It Now 1 day
*LastONE* Rare STEVEN WILSON Autographed SIGNED CD Porcupine tree +promo sticker US $112.88 Buy It Now 1 day
Prog Rock Lot CDs - Shearwater "Animal Joy" & Porcupine Tree "DeadWing" US $15.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia [Bonus Disc] (2CD, Jan-2003, Lava) LIKE NEW US $13.92 Buy It Now 1 day
PORCUPINE TREE - METANOIA [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD US $10.57 Buy It Now 1 day
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (CD, 2005, Lava/Atlantic) NEAR-MINT, FREE SHIPPING! US $9.25 Buy It Now 1 day
Steven Wilson Catalogue/Preserve/Amass RSD Live LP Sealed Vinyl Porcupine Tree US $56.43 Buy It Now 1 day
PORCUPINE TREE Signify 2x CD NEW & SEALED US $21.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun 2 LP Set Vinyl Record LP US $54.65 Buy It Now 1 day
Porcupine Tree - Signify Spec CD US $19.13 Buy It Now 1 day
No-Man 'Flowermouth' CD New (Porcupine Tree) US $13.56 Buy It Now 1 day
Steven Wilson Complete Insurgentes Set ( Rmxs LP & 3 x 7'') Porcupine Tree !! US $250.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Steven Wilson Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet Deluxe OOP NEVER PLAYED US $60.00 [0 bids]
US $150.00 Buy It Now
2 days
Porcupine Tree Signify C & S Records 1996 Steve Wilson 602361-8533-27 US $98.75 [0 bids]
2 days
RIVERSIDE "RAPID EYE MOVEMENT" CD porcupine tree anathema US $14.99 [0 bids]
US $19.99 Buy It Now
2 days
RIVERSIDE "ADHD + LIVE IN AMSTERDAM" CD + DVD porcupine tree anathema US $19.99 [0 bids]
US $25.99 Buy It Now
2 days
PORCUPINE TREE Sky Moves Sideways 1993 UK NEO PSYCH PROG LP DELIRIUM US $295.00 Buy It Now 2 days
~ PORCUPINE TREE - OCTANE TWISTED 2 CD's ~ MUSIC CD US $10.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine Tree - Nil Recurring [CD New] US $11.63 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine Tree "Sampler 2002.3" (CD, 2002 Lava Records) RARE! **Free Shipping** US $21.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine Tree "Signify" [Digipak] (CD, 2007, 2 CD's , Kscope) **Free Shipping** US $16.39 [0 bids]
2 days
Porcupine Tree "On The Sunday Of Life" CD Japan Pressing w/OBI Rare Out Of Print US $38.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Bass Communion Pacific Codex Steven Wilson Conrad Schnitzler Porcupine Tree US $200.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine Tree "Coma Divine" 2 CD's Japan Pressing w/OBI Rare & Out Of Print US $45.99 Buy It Now 2 days
PORCUPINE TREE Signify FIRST EDITION UK Delerium 1996 ORIGINAL US $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine Tree "Deadwing" (CD, Apr-2005, Lava Records (USA)) **Free Shipping** US $9.89 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine Tree "We Lost The Skyline" CD Digipack Original **Free Shipping** US $27.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine Tree "Up the Downstair" 2 CD Set Remastered Snapper **Free Shipping** US $14.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine Tree "Coma Divine: Recorded Live in Rome" (2CD 2007 Kscope) **F/Ship** US $17.59 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine Tree INCIDENT Deluxe HQ New Sealed VINYL 2 LP US $39.99 [0 bids]
2 days
PORCUPINE TREE Deadwing HARDCOVER BOOK EDITION CD/DVD ORIG LAVA 93827 SEALED US $29.99 [1 bids]
2 days
Deadwing [ECD] Porcupine Tree (CD 2005) Near Perfect CD FREE Shipping UK Import US $15.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Bass Communion "Loss" CD/DVD 5.1 Steven Wilson Porcupine Tree **Free Shipping** US $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine Tree - The Incident (2CD 2009, Roadrunner Records) LIKE NEW US $12.95 Buy It Now 2 days
PORCUPINE TREE XMII Transmission 4.1 RARE LTD CD ORIG 2005 LAVA SEALED PERFECT US $49.99 [1 bids]
2 days
Porcupine Tree Moonloop Fan Club CD Rare original of 500 US $200.00 [0 bids]
2 days
PORCUPINE TREE Shallow RARE EP 2005 GERMANY on LAVA w/2 NON-LP TRAX LIKE NEW US $49.99 [2 bids]
2 days
Porcupine Tree - Coma Divine: Recorded Live in Rome [Bonus Disc] (2CD) LIKE NEW US $12.93 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine tree- Voyage 34 Double WHITE VINYL Sealed 0200/2000 Ltd Ed KScope 2010 US $24.00 [0 bids]
2 days
Porcupine Tree - 5 Japan HQCD+DVD Mini LP Replica Albums US $300.00 [0 bids]
2 days
Steven Wilson Cover Version Two 7 inch Vinyl Single Porcupine Tree No Man 2 II US $69.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Steven Wilson Cover Version One 7 inch Vinyl Single Porcupine Tree No Man US $69.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Steven Wilson Cover Version 4 7 inch Vinyl Single Sealed Porcupine Tree No Man US $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
PORCUPINE TREE**SKY MOVES SIDEWAYS(RM/ALT-VERSIONS/BONUS TRACKS/DIGI)**2-CD SET US $13.69 Buy It Now 2 days
BLACKFIELD II LP ORIGINAL Gates of Dawn GOD 012 SEALED COPY PORCUPINE TREE US $49.99 [1 bids]
2 days
PORCUPINE TREE The Incident (DVD-AUDIO) DVD-A BRAND NEW !! Import US $29.40 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine Tree The Incident Deluxe OOP LIKE NEW NEVER PLAYED US $80.00 [0 bids]
US $200.00 Buy It Now
2 days
Blackfield "Blackfield" CD Aviv Geffen Steven Wilson Porcupine Tree **Free Shipp US $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Bass Communion "Bass Communion" CD Steven Wilson Porcupine Tree **Free Shipping* US $32.99 Buy It Now 2 days
PORCUPINE TREE Nil Recurring / Transmission 5.1 ORIG UK 2007 CD PROGRESSIVE ROCK US $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
No-Man "Wherever There Is Light" CD Steven Wilson Porcupine Tree **Free Shipping US $32.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine Tree Fear of EU Orig DBL Vinyl LP Sealed New No Man Barbieri Fripp US $99.99 Buy It Now 2 days
XANADU The Last Sunrise NEW CD PROG Porcupine Tree, Sylvan, Riverside, Pendragon US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $12.99 Buy It Now
2 days
Bass Communion Ghosts On Magnetic Tape NEW 2 CD Steve Wilson Porcupine Tree US $32.45 Buy It Now 2 days
PORCUPINE TREE The Incident (DVD-A Edition) sealed!! US $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
PORCUPINE TREE Fear Of A Blank Planet (DVD-A Edition) sealed!! US $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
PORCUPINE TREE-IN ABSENTIA-JAPAN HQCD DVD AUDIO I50 US $41.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Porcupine Tree: Anesthetize [Blu-ray/DVD] DVD US $16.46 Buy It Now 2 days
PORCUPINE TREE**OCTANE TWISTED**2 CD SET US $16.07 Buy It Now 2 days
No-Man 'Wild Opera' CD New (Porcupine Tree) US $16.96 Buy It Now 2 days
PORCUPINE TREE - Stupid Dream (remastered) - heavyweight vinyl gatefold LP US $35.39 Buy It Now 2 days

More places to buy PORCUPINE TREE music online Buy PORCUPINE TREE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for PORCUPINE TREE DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

PORCUPINE TREE We Lost The Skyline ratings distribution


3.33
(196 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
17%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
40%
Good, but non-essential (31%)
31%
Collectors/fans only (10%)
10%
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)
3%

PORCUPINE TREE We Lost The Skyline reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Prog Leviathan
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars A mandatory purchase for fans of what is rapidly becoming the defining band in the genre. We Lost the Skyline features SW (with John Wesley), crooning out rare songs sans rhythm section. The result is a wonderfully emotive and tender listen which stands alone in the band's live library.

As a live album in general, this one has it all: moments of banter and interaction with the crowd (who never interferes with the music), unique versions of familiar songs, and tremendous intimacy. The production is first rate; when listening to this album with headphones makes the listener feel as if they're in the same room with the two, whose skills as musicians and entertainers shines. Additionally, John Wesley's contributions to the group's sound is heard here with much more clarity, since he does most of the electric soloing.

With a stellar set-list and intimate performance, this one is a keeper, and easily rates next to Coma Divine in the band's live offerings.

Setlist 4 Instrumental Performances 4 Stage Energy 3 Live Experience 5

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Prog Leviathan (BETA) | Report this review (#164468) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, March 20, 2008

Review by ProgBagel
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Porcupine Tree - 'We Lost the Skyline' 3.5 stars

This live performance CD features Steven Wilson and John Wesley playing guitar only compositions of PT songs. Besides the great renditions of all the tracks, there is also a few pieces played that would never see the light of day in future Porcupine Tree shows, including 'The Sky Moves Sideways', 'Stars Die' and 'Waiting'.

Most of the guitar work is done acoustically, but there is some electric guitar, mainly to provide chorus backing and adding a little bit of effect to shed some flavor. The vocals are the same, since Wilson is already a 'laid back' singer; it fits well on this CD as well. The track listing is very nice, as they all typically fit under the many Porcupine Tree classics. Steven Wilson also has some funny speech moments, 'Normal' in particular.

This live CD is fairly short, but the quality is ever so good. This is a pretty good CD to invest in, fans would be happy.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to ProgBagel (BETA) | Report this review (#165062) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Review by TRoTZ
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars The Fear of a Blank Planet tour resulted in very nice and dense performances, but the band opted to commercialize an acoustic set which generally is uncharacterized, failing to achieve the emotional deepness of the studio tracks, with the exception of Normal and, perhaps, Stars Die, with good alternative interpretations. This was not a particularly good day for the band and should never be commercialized as a main album. Still, for the fans it may be interesting to have the acoustic interpretations of band's classics such as The Sky Moves Sideways or Even Less. The positive grade is only due to Normal.

5/10 (vulgar)

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to TRoTZ (BETA) | Report this review (#166458) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, April 12, 2008

Review by laplace
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars Porcupine Tree are normally respected for their excursions into progressive territory, but being closer to REM than anything under their usual banner, this short set of PT alt-rock ballads is aimed squarely at collectors, earning We Lost the Skyline the two stars it deserves.

With a band line-up pared down so dramatically for this performance, what may well once have been thoughtful and elaborate compositions are inevitably reduced to singer/songwriter fare. If you enjoy having your emotional reins tugged by plaintive singing and traditional rock songs then you'll like this, but it seems like an oddity to me and there are plenty of bands who can push thee rawk anthem buttons at least as adeptly.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to laplace (BETA) | Report this review (#166471) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, April 12, 2008

Review by Conor Fynes
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars 'We Lost The Skyline' - Porcupine Tree (7/10)

Steven Wilson remains to this day; one of my favourite songwriters. Even beyond Porcupine Tree's beautiful production quality, and sonic layering, the compositions stand alone as being emotionally crafted, and superb. There is a brand of all-too sincere melancholy in the man's art that is scarcely seen in modern music, and lesser still in the tech-prevalent realm of prog.

'We Lost The Skyline' only serves to prove my point on Steven Wilson's songwriting. No matter how much you sugarcoat music with pretty effects and trippy production techniques, you can't replace any flair for the core that is a good song...

...And what better way to hear a good song than in the intimate confines of a coffee house? The effect of 'We Lost The Skyline' is inspiring. It's not that it's musically perfect (hell, Steven Wilson even makes a mistake in one of the songs, apologizes to the audience, and begins again!) and it's not that it's incredibly creative and experimental... It's that it fulfills a dream that I (and many other Porcupine Tree fans, I would assume) have; to listen to one of their favourite bands in a small, intimate venue. There's no flair here, just great songwriting and a sense of great warmth.

Get your coffee mugs out.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Conor Fynes (BETA) | Report this review (#221639) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Review by Bonnek
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal Team
3 stars We Lost The Skyline captures an in-store live performance from Porcupine Tree. Or rather, it should have been Porcupine Tree but due to technical reasons there was only space for Steven Wilson and John Wesley on the small podium.

The circumstances led to a unique experience where Wilson had to strip the band arrangements to their bare essence. With just two electric guitars and vocals some songs sound entirely different. The Sky Moves Sideways is 4 minute rendition, basically it's only the second section with the vocals. The arrangement has been changed to just an ambient guitar accompaniment to Wilson's confident vocals. Great one. 4stars

Even Less is a bit strange but I quite like it. It sounds like how Jeff Buckley would do this with just the vocals and a slightly distorted electric guitar. 3.5stars

For Stars Die, Wilson switches to acoustic guitars. Something that obviously suits this song very well. The vocals are very strong and prove Wilson's grown confidence as a vocalist. The lush atmosphere of the original is lacking here of course. 4stars

Waiting, without that gorgeous bass line from Colin Edwin? No way. The guitars solos are fine but something is really missing here. Also the vocals disappoint me here. 2stars.

Normal must be one of PT's weakest tracks of recent years, but the abbreviated version here works better then the original one from Nil Recurring. The parts of the song that were also used for the song Sentimental are cut out. 2stars.

Drown With Me is that wonderful PT song that was absent from the In Absentia regular edition, a glaring omission that I never understood. The original band version is better but if you don't have it then this is a decent alternative. 3stars.

Lazarus is the poorest PT song ever in my book. The unplugged version makes things even worse and only further reveals the song's true nature: cheesy emo pop. 1star

Trains is the predictable encore. A rather forgettable version. 2 stars.

I usually don't like unplugged albums at all, but of course I'm not surprised Wilson manages to soften my judgement. Not convincing all the way but a good release for fans.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Bonnek (BETA) | Report this review (#283951) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, May 29, 2010

Review by Any Colour You Like
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars This is quite clearly a collectors release only. So I won't go into too many details, because quite simply I can only recommend this to completionists. While I love acoustic rock, and Porcupine Tree, the intimate setting here and personal nature of the performance doesn't really do anything for me. The performance itself is fine (even with Steven Wilson's somewhat humourous monologue during the build up to 'Normal'), and if anything, being able to listen to Wilson introduce each track is probably the highlight for my inner anorak. The restricted nature of the recording forces a different interpretation of each track, in most cases this means simplifying the existing compositions. Now I'm all for streamlining and all that... but it comes across as somewhat boring in this case. Sure, it would have been cool to be there in person, but for those listening, it's nothing you can't hear better on other PT recordings and live releases. I'll stress, this isn't a bad release, there are some quintessentially Porcupine Tree tones on offer here, but just don't expect the gleaming warmth one has come to associate with the Porcupine Tree moniker.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Any Colour You Like (BETA) | Report this review (#413770) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Latest members reviews

3 stars "Actually it's just me" Steven Wilson performs with a single guitar, supported by the loyal John Wesley, in front of a small crowd. Classic PT songs are revised in a minimal form. Wilson is one of the most brilliant musicians around: instead of proposing a normal live recording from the Fear o ... (read more)

Report this review (#230311) | Posted by pepato | Friday, August 07, 2009 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I wish more bands were willing to strip themselves down to such a raw form and leave themselves out there for a fresh new interpretation such as Porcupine Tree have on many occasions. We Lost the Skyline is a conrnerstone for how acoustic sets should be done, by a band that usually features lay ... (read more)

Report this review (#203620) | Posted by Metal_Style | Wednesday, February 18, 2009 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I am disappointed to see this album rated so low. I might be biased since I was actually at this show, but for people who do not know the story behind this recording it can diminish their view towards this. This album lacks the rest of the band because there was no room for them to play. When Por ... (read more)

Report this review (#198072) | Posted by Ray Stokes | Friday, January 09, 2009 | Review Permanlink

2 stars I completely agree with TRoTZ review. The setlist in the Fear of a Blank Planet Tour was very good. The band could just make a live album from the tour, with the FoaBP songs plus the classic songs. Only Anesthetize live would make it worth. There is nothing special about this acoustic show, not ... (read more)

Report this review (#179646) | Posted by Junges | Friday, August 15, 2008 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I've always amazed with STEVEN WILSON's accoustic guitar playing and the way he can interpret his full instrumented song into guitar/vocal pieces without loss of the feeling and the quality. As we know PORCUPINE TREE has a past and presence as they turned their sound from psychedelic rock to a mo ... (read more)

Report this review (#173598) | Posted by eMTee | Wednesday, June 11, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Despite no drums, bass, keyboards - all the heavyweight riffs taken out, and all the icy atmospheres gone - this is PT laid bare - just the melodies. However, it is still really good - which is surely the mark of a great band. It's really nice to hear it this way, and with a lot of fun to boot ... (read more)

Report this review (#171367) | Posted by PinkPangolin | Sunday, May 18, 2008 | Review Permanlink

3 stars A must have for fan of Porcupine Tree and guitar player. 4th October 2007, Steven Wilson and John Wesley delivered an in-store performance and signing session at Park Avenue CDs in Orlando, Florida, with 200 fans also in attendance. Many songs rarely played by the band, making for a very s ... (read more)

Report this review (#162662) | Posted by goping | Monday, February 25, 2008 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of PORCUPINE TREE "We Lost The Skyline"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.47 seconds